Zambia’s High Commissioner to South Africa Jackson Miti says the Mission will early next year start receiving and processing applications for dual citizenship for Zambians living in rainbow nation.
Major General Miti says the process would facilitate acquisition of Zambian citizenship for Zambians wishing to do so.
Maj. Gen. Miti was speaking at a welcome gala dinner held at Scarlet Ribbon, Kempton Park, Johannesburg organised in his honour by Zambians Association in South Africa (ZASA).
Disclosing that challenges that prevented the process had now been resolved, the Zambian Envoy added that the Mission would also resume immigration clinics in South Africa’s major cities to sensitive Zambians on consular matters and assistance provided to them.
The Zambian envoy said his Office would engage cooperating partners to assist in mobilising resources for the immigration clinics.
Maj-Gen. Miti further commended the Association for doing a good job in helping unite Zambians in South Africa.
And Association President Ferdinand Simanya said his Association was happy with the welfare of many Zambians living in South Africa despite receiving reports of hurdles by some Zambians who want to acquire work permits, entry and resident visas.
Mr Simanya called for unity of purpose among Zambians in order to achieved development.
The event was punctuated by performances from popular artist Afunika and many others.
This is contained in a press statement issued to ZANIS in Lusaka today by First Secretary Press and Public Relations at the Zambian High Commission in South Africa, Naomi Nyawali.